Order of the Bullmastiff

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Order of the Bullmastiff
Awarded by the Empire of Austenasia
TypeChivalric order with five ranks
Awarded forAt the absolute discretion of the Monarch
StatusCurrently awarded
Honorary Mascot"Ralph"
GradesKnight/Dame of Carothan
Knight/Dame of Rose
Knight/Dame of Edd
Knight/Dame of Molossers
Knight/Dame of the Order of the Bullmastiff
First induction10 January 2009
Last induction20 September 2023
Total inductees38
Next (higher)Order of Saint Constantine
Next (lower)Austenasian Order

The Order of the Bullmastiff is an order of chivalry bestowed by the Monarch of the Empire of Austenasia, the bullmastiff being the national animal of Austenasia. Founded on 3 January 2009 by Act 41 (Additional Honours), it was the senior Austenasian order of chivalry in precedence until the founding of the Glorious Order of St. John on 31 January 2009 and the Order of Saint Constantine on 21 May 2016, and is now the third highest in precedence.

The Order is unique among Austenasian orders of chivalry in having a Mascot, a bullmastiff appointed by the Monarch to serve as a symbol of Austenasia for life. This position has been held since October 2022 by "Penny" Coulbymoor Lady Penelope at Bramarley, following a vacancy during which two Honorary Mascots - dogs who are not a bullmastiff - were appointed to serve as placeholders.

Prior to April 2016, when the fifth grade was established, all the grades of knighthoods in this order had maximum quotas; this resulted in the order being dormant from September 2010 to January 2013, September 2013 to May 2014, and September 2015 to April 2016 due to there being no more spaces available.


There are five grades in the Order of the Bullmastiff, the holders of all of which may legally be referred to as knights:

  • Knight/Dame of Carothan (maximum quota of 2)
  • Knight/Dame of Rose (maximum quota of 4)
  • Knight/Dame of Edd (maximum quota of 4)
  • Knight/Dame of Molossers (maximum quota of 6)
  • Knight/Dame of the Order of the Bullmastiff


Knights/Dames of Carothan (KOC/DOC)

Knights/Dames of Rose (KOR/DOR)

Knights/Dames of Edd (KOE/DOE)

Knights/Dames of Molossers (KOM/DOM)

  • Timothy B.: 10/1/2009
  • Jennifer B.: 10/1/2009
  • Gregory Allen: 14/3/2009
  • Patrick Allen: 14/3/2009
  • Kyng Fyrst: 5/10/2009
  • Lieutenant Alfred Hayes: 10/3/2010

Knights/Dames of the Order of the Bullmastiff (KOB/DOB)

Former recipients


The Order of the Bullmastiff is the only Austenasian order of chivalry to have a mascot. The Mascot is a bullmastiff who acts almost as a ceremonial embodiment of the Empire's national animal, appointed for life by the Monarch. Between January 2018 and October 2022 there was no bullmastiff known to the Imperial Family to be appointed Mascot, and so to fill the vacancy, two non-bullmastiff Honorary Mascots were consecutively appointed. The second Honorary Mascot remains in office to this day, serving out a life term concurrently with the Mascot proper, but will not be replaced unless the position of Mascot becomes vacant again.

The first two Mascots, Rose and Edd, were pets of the immediate Imperial Family. On 3 May 2014 and 17 April 2016, Emperor Jonathan I issued Imperial Decrees creating lines of succession of sorts to the position of Mascot, comprised of bullmastiffs owned by family friends. However, only one of these dogs - "Lily" Carothan Lilly of the Water, the daughter of Rose - was alive when Edd died in April 2017. She therefore immediately and automatically become the next Mascot, but died in January 2018 without an heir. With no suitable successor able to be found, on 26 February later that year Emperor Jonathan I appointed Cleo as Honorary Mascot, a role in which she served until her own death in October 2021, being succeeded by the incumbent Honorary Mascot, Ralph. Just under one year later, another bullmastiff, Penny - a relative of both Rose and Edd, owned by a family friend - was appointed the incumbent Mascot proper.

List of Mascots

Mascot Portrait Birth Death Relation to previous Mascots Bloodlines
Bramarley Paloma of Carothan
3 January 2009 -
24 April 2014
17 Jun 2006
Milton Keynes, UK
24 Apr 2014
Carshalton, UK
N/A Kennels: Carothan, Bramarley
Other bloodlines: Oldwell, Brogalan, Wyburn
Hyerdunscar's Notorious Edd of Carothan
24 April 2014 -
4 April 2017
29 Dec 2008
Bolton, UK
4 Apr 2017
Wrythe, Austenasia
Fourth cousin once removed of Rose Kennels: Carothan, Hyerdunscar
Other bloodlines: Frankental, Graecia, Jobull
Carothan Lilly of the Water
4 April 2017 -
26 January 2018
27 Jun 2010
Wimbledon, UK
26 Jan 2018
West Clandon, UK
Daughter of Rose; second cousin once removed of Edd Kennel: Carothan
Other bloodlines: Oldwell, Bramarley, Sundabish
Cleopatra Carling Buchanan
26 February 2018 –
29 October 2021

26 Feb 2011
Skye, UK
29 Oct 2021
Smallfield, UK
N/A: Non-bullmastiff appointed as Honorary Mascot Unknown
1 December 2021 – present (Honorary)
c. Aug 2019
Living N/A: Non-bullmastiff appointed as Honorary Mascot Unknown
Coulbymoor Lady Penelope at Bramarley
16 October 2022 – present
27 Apr 2020
Weaverham, UK
Living Great-x3 niece of Rose;
great-x3 niece of Edd;
first cousin twice removed of Lily.
Kennels: Bramarley, Coulbymoor
Other bloodlines: Oldwell, Hyerdunscar, Graecia